For anyone in search of the ultimate Florida entertainment experience, Universal Orlando Resort
gets two thumbs up. Two unique theme parks – Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – fulfill the fantasies of every family member.
Universal is renowned for its ability to give guests a behind-the-scenes look at how the magic of movie-making is created. But the Universal Orlando Resort is so much more. It has world-class hotels and fabulous restaurants in the parks and at Universal City Walk, the place where the real fun begins when the sun goes down. From the theme parks’ exciting rides to their spectacular shows, the fun just keeps on coming. Universal is truly a one-stop vacation destination that gives enormous variety and value for the dollar.
The latest addition to the dream-come-true resort complex is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
, located in Islands of Adventure. Harry Potter aficionados will be enchanted by the imaginative architecture and the array of bizarre wares and curious treats in the shops of Hogsmeade. Anyone ready to chomp down on some Chocolate Frogs or Cauldron Cakes?
Daring thrill seekers will be amazed by Dragon Challenge, twin roller coasters that seem to soar across the sky at incredible speed. Those who prefer a smaller, more family friendly coaster will be spellbound on The Flight of the Hippogriff. Visitors, young and old, will immediately know that the engineers, designers and builders of this fantastic site had their hands on a real magic wand.
Everyone will be enthralled by the latest high-tech, special effects employed all over the Universal properties. But that doesn’t mean skimping on the basics. Animal shows and musical stage productions are scheduled throughout the day. Kids of all ages will be able to watch the stars perform and then pose for pictures with their favorite characters like Barney, SpongeBob SquarePants, Shrek and Marvel Super Heroes.
Throughout the year, every day is a celebration at the Universal Orlando Resort. But holidays are extra special. During December, Macy’s Holiday Parade and Grinchmas are absolutely charming. In October, Halloween Horror Nights provide just enough fright to delight visitors. Mardi Gras kicks off in February, with music, concerts by popular artists, parades, street performers and parties.
Whether it’s your first visit or your fiftieth, there is always something new and exciting happening at the Universal Orlando Resort. Another option for travelers is to stay at a vacation rental in Orlando
when you visit.